Thursday, 15 May 2014

Bedside Posy :: May

Oh how I LOVE a bedside posy

Really REALLY love them
and these lily-of-the-valley smell absolutely wondrous

It's a treat to wake up to such prettiness
then drift off to sleep with a beautiful wafting fragrance
somehow it feels so decedent .....
it's almost mystery
how those few little blooms can bring so much happiness

Little blooms from the garden or wild flowers from the hedgerows
costing nothing ..... not a single penny
but they radiate SO much joy

I have decided to make this a ritual
a little treat to myself
every month (at least) I'll make a posy to place beside my bed
and of course I'll share them with you too

So this is my posy for May

Perhaps you'd like to join in?
Shall we play?

We could share our posies
share the bedside posy love

If you'd like to play along please be sure to send me the link to your post
that way we can enjoy each other posies

Back soon .....

BIG love
x Jooles x


  1. What a delightful idea! Yes please, I'd love to play along! Let me grab my secateurs and head out to the garden...Cxxx

  2. Gorgeous! Did you grow the lily of the valley or buy it? My sister had it in her wedding bouquet so it always reminds me of her.

    I'm ashamed to say I would have too remove a large amount of clutter & dust from my bedside table to make room for a posy!!

    1. I'm lucky enough to have it growing bonkers in my garden! it stared off as just a few sprigs given to me by my mum a couple of years ago.
      It must have been absolutely wonderful in a wedding bouquet.
      love Jooles x x x

    2. How lovely! I'd always assumed it was difficult to grow.

  3. Oh how beautiful Jooles. I do love lily of the valley. I'd love to grow some in my garden, and every year mean too, but somehow, it never happens.

    Just like wilfing mum, i'd have to remove a huge amount of clutter from my bedside table. It's full of lego and transformers today!

    Have a lovely sunshiny day today!

    Vanessa xxxxxxxxx

  4. It's very pretty. I love Lily of the Valley but have always struggled to grow it. I shall pay more attention in future!

  5. It's wonderful to have flowers by the bed. I love your wallpaper. I have the same print as "wallpaper" on my laptop screen. :)

  6. Thats a great idea actually!! A very good reason for me to declutter my bedside table... Not really a table but a big bedhead if you know what I mean .... ;-)!?? I'll try to join you! Love from Mirjam.

  7. I love your sweet lily of the valley posy, Jooles, it is just perfect! My sister gave me some lily of the valley plants from her garden a few years ago and now they have settled in happily and self seeded in the gravel path nearby (I let them stay!)
    Love your wallpaper too, I have some pillowcases to match it!
    Have a happy weekend!
    Helen xox

  8. Beautiful......we had lily of the valley growing in our garden when I was a child, I had actually forgotten about it until I saw your posy...thanks! :)
    V x

  9. So lovely to see your pretty May bouquet, the flowers look beautiful on your bedside and they go so well with that beautiful little vase. I hope that you enjoy your (at least) monthly flowers. xx

  10. Your blog is very nice !I will follow you from now on !
    Maddy from Italy

  11. A beautiful posy. I do love flowers in the bedroom, but seldom get to putting them there. Lilies of the valley are so pretty.

  12. So pretty. My bouquets usually land on the dining room table or the kitchen window sill. I don't think I've ever bothered to put flowers beside my bed. It's a nice idea. Like some of your other commenters, I have to start by tidying the clutter on my bedside table. Now THAT would bring some joy.
    Happy weekend to you Jooles.

  13. I'm afraid I'm of the lets clear away the mess first, but a pretty bedside posy, well that's incentive for me! xo

  14. That's such a beautiful bunch of Lily of the Valley. I can't believe you were able to find it in the garden or locally. It always reminds me of my grandma - she was called Lily and was from the South Wales valleys. When she died we put a sprig in her coffin and had some put into the funeral flowers. It's such a delicate bloom with such a lovely scent. Enjoy! x

  15. My lily of the valley are not ready for now (the weather in my country!!!)
    But soon!!! Around July !!
    But I can share with you pictures of my tulips and my pansies.
    Just go on my blog a my post is ready to read.
    Have a great week end Jooles.
    Miss xx :)

  16. Hi Jooles, I love your flowers and vase. Lily of the valley is one of my Fave. flowers. We had them growing in my childhood home garden. There are 3 patches near my current home. (I don't think it is too hard to grow.)Thanks for this spring posy post. Happy weekend.
    Anne xx

  17. Hello Lovely Jooles, sorry I have been away for a short while. Just catching up with your wonderful blog. How I love this post Jooles, Lily of the Valley are my birthday flower and I just love them. What a lovely idea to put some by your bed, perfect photographs. I always love popping over to see you Jooles, you always have something interesting to say. Have a wonderful week. Big hugs

  18. Lily of the valley is so beautiful, what a lovely scent to drift off to sleep with. Have a wonderful week.
    Jane xx
    PS I adore your wallpaper!

  19. Such a lovely idea and I have joined you with my little posy of anemones. Love your blog and all of your gorgeous makes. Ella x

  20. This is a lovely idea. A posy by the bed always feels extra decadent and special, I think. And a sweet way to mark the seasons and changes in the garden too. Xx


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